Eureka! Dualis ST Large
Looking for a great sleeping pad to take along on…
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Won it in the Eureka! Video Tips Contest)
Looking for a great sleeping pad to take along on your next winter outing? Look no further than the Eureka! Dualis ST sleeping pad.
- High R value (5.2)
- Strong material, brass valves
- A bit bulky for backpacking
When winter comes and we cannot get out in the canoe anymore we usually embark on one or two overnight winter camping trips, and instead of paddling we strap on a pair of snowshoes and pitch our tent in the snow.
I've used a down filled sleeping bag to keep me warm on those cold nights, but I always had a problem with the sleeping pad. Even when I use two small sleeping pads stacked on top of each other, I always seem to get the cold from the ground creeping up towards me. The main issue here is my summer weight sleeping pads, usually only an inch thick with an R value of only 1 or 2.
This past winter I tried something new, an Eureka! Dualis ST large sleeping pad. This pad has an R value of 5.2! With our tent set up on the icy, snow covered ground I never felt the cold creep even with the temperature dropping to minus 12 degrees celsius.
The Eureks! Dualis ST employs two separate chambers. The larger chamber, about two inches thick, is made up of inflatable tubes like a traditional air mattress. The topmost, thinner layer is like a regular self-inflating mattress and is about one inch thick. Both chambers are inflated through durable brass valves. When fully inflated you end up with a large and very comfortable sleeping pad with that R 5.2 rating that really keeps you warm.
This pad is a good size, measuring 78 X 25, so you won't be falling off it in the middle of the night. The downside is, it's a bit bulky when you have to carry it. Rolled up it measures 6x27 and weights in at 5 lbs., so it's not the best thing to be strapped to your backpack. However this year we trekked with an expedition sled and had some extra room for these bulkier items.
This is the first winter where I've stayed warm and comfortable the whole night through, and I'm pretty certain this sleeping pad had a lot to do with it. I highly recommend the Eureka! Dualis ST sleeping pad to anyone contemplating a backcountry winter expedition.
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Our Dualis technology creates a multi-chamber sleeping pad combining the cushioning and thermal resistance of a self-inflating pad with the conformability, support, and compactability of an air tube mattress. The bottom chamber is comprised of open cell PU foam, like a self-inflating pad.
The top chamber is a separate interconnected air tube pad. Each chamber has its own valve for independent inflation and control. Dualis Technology provides the user with home mattress-like comfort in a more compact size.
The Dualis ST Regular with 1.2 inches (3 cm) of foam is designed for those participating in self-propelled activities where comfort and a good night’s sleep are valued. With an overall thickness of 4 inches and an R-Value of 3.7, it makes an effective all season pad. Additionally, being a dual technology system, redundancy provides a measure of security and confidence while in the backcountry.
The Dualis ST Large is the ultimate pad for expeditions, family camping, and base camps. The plush 4.8" thickness of the Dualis ST Large, with 2 inches (5 cm) of foam and an R-value of 5.2, makes this pad more comfortable than many beds, especially if you sleep on your side or stomach.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Eureka Dualis ST Sleeping Pad - Regular Size The Eureka Dualis ST Sleeping Pad - Regular Size is an innovative product from Eureka which has been designed to provide you comfort and ease. The regular sized sleeping pad is very useful for all camp goers or trekkers who do not wish to sleep on the ground in discomfort and pain. This inflatable sleeping pad is the product that you should go for when going out to such trip. The air tube chamber of the sleeping pad is made of anti-slip touch fabric that provides comfort and compatibility. The TPU film lamination connects the two chambers and ensures durable, airtight seals. There is a self-inflating foam chamber which is constructed of durable, open cell foam it provides insulation from cold ground. The anti-slip bottom fabric provides warmth and cushioning. The top fabric of the sleeping pad is made of soft-touch nonslip 75D x 150D peached polyester to provide you comfort and ensures nice sleep. The bottom fabric of the pad is textile nonslip 150D polyester Oxford ripstop that provides strength and durability to the pad. The Eureka Dualis ST Sleeping Pad - Regular Size is the perfect item to have during camping and ensures nice sleep wherever you are.
The Eureka Dualis ST Sleeping Pad Large features patentpending Dualis Technology that combines the performance of an air tube pad on the top with a selfinflating mattress on the bottom for the comfort of a home mattress in a compact size for the outdoors. The Eureka Dualis ST Sleeping Pad utilizes TPU laminated softtouch antislip fabric on the air tube chamber and durable antislip 150D polyester oxford ripstop with TPU lamination as the ground contact fabric of the selfinflating chamber. These fabrics offer durability, slipresistance, and excellent nexttoskin comfort. Polyurethane open cell foam is utilized inside the selfinflating pad chamber, and each chamber has it own brass valve with polymer overmolding for independent inflation and firmness customization. The Dualis ST Large is the ultimate pad for expeditions, family camping, and basecamps. The plush 4.8" thickness of the Dualis ST Large, with 2" of foam and an Rvalue of 5.2, makes this pad more comfortable than many beds, especially if you sleep on your side or stomach! For a pad of this comfort, it packs a small 6" x 27".Peached polyester oxford top keeps sleeping bag in place150denier oxford polyester bottom keeps pad from movingThe bottom chamber is comprised of open cell PU foam, like a selfinflating pad. The top chamber is a separate interconnected air tube pad.Size: 78" x 25"Thickness: 4.8"Weight: 4 lb. 14 oz.RValue: 5.2Pack Size: 6" x 27"Inflation: 1216 breathsComes with stuff sack
Patent-pending technology in the Dualis ST multi-chamber sleeping pad combines the cushioning and thermal resistance of a self-inflating pad with the conformability, support, and compactability of an air tube mattress for home mattress-like comfort. Its simply the best nights sleep possible in the great outdoors. Size: 72" x 20" (reg), 78" x 25" (large). Wt: 2 lbs 14 oz. (reg), 4 lbs. 14 oz. (large).
- Altrec Outdoors